Tag Archives: Edward Snowden

Why police ‘investigation’ of journalists involved in Snowden disclosures is flawed

The recent admission that Britain’s Metropolitan Police Service – specifically S015 (Counter-Terrorism) division – is continuing its ‘investigation’ (or ‘scoping’) into alleged breaches of Section 58A of the Terrorism Act by persons or media involved in the 2013 Edward Snowden … Continue reading

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Rupert Murdoch flips | Sunday Times article on Snowden rife with errors

Today, Times Newspapers Ltd (TNL), the company that owns the Sunday Times, issued a copyright infringement notice to the legal owners of First Look/The Intercept, the online news magazine. The ostensible reason for this is that TNL believe that The … Continue reading

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Entire Stellar Wind (CIA/NSA ‘president’s surveillance program’) document here

A copy of the 400+ pages (700+ pdf) of the CIA/NSA ‘Stellar Wind’ (aka ‘President’s Surveillance’) Program is provided below. Recent commentaries are also included.  Stellar Wind was launched in 2001 and continued into the first two years of the … Continue reading

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Which is more reprehensible: censorship of a movie, or censorship of US war crimes?

We live in surreal times. In the same week that saw the publication of the heavily-redacted US Senate report into CIA torture; the refusal by the British Government that it knew about US renditions flights using UK territory; and the … Continue reading

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Barrett Brown: the journalist imprisoned for being in the wrong place at the wrong time

Barrett Brown On November 24th journalist and online investigative researcher Barrett Brown is to be sentenced to a possible eight years or more imprisonment for basically carrying out his job. Brown is based not in Egypt, or Iran, or North … Continue reading

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50 international ‘celebrities’ demand end of persecution of whistleblowers and leaks publishers

The Courage Foundation has just published a press release on how top actors and Nobel laureates – includes 50 signatories such as Russell Brand, Susan Sarandon, Roddy Doyle, Ken Loach, Viggo Mortensen – are stepping forward to support persecuted whistleblowers, … Continue reading

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